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Hey Cycle Ladies. Last fall, I received a Bikie Girl Bloomers Trio Set: a hitchable flounce skirt, a pair of wild ride bloomers, and a skitch to review. However, due to crappy weather conditions, only just recently was I able to take full advantage of this fantastic product and take the women-specific bike commuter gear for a ride.
Now, I must say, upon first impression, I was taken aback by the bold pattern and color choice of almost all the Bikie Girl Bloomers “Wild Ride” options – not my first choice. However, over time, and as the weather brightened in the Pacific NorthWet, I found myself conjuring up any excuse to wear those lacy, purple, green, and teal, leopard print spandex bloomers! Definitely a cycle ladies brightest moment of a summer day: pulling on a pair of these hot pants!
Be comfortable, both on & off the bike, in a lightweight, unpadded bike short and a flowing, soft knit skirt.
Bike gorgeous in a smoothly draping skirt while your underside is covered with a colorful print.
With our Skitch, you can hitch up the skirt while riding, and let it down upon arrival.
You are ready for the bike ride, ready to twirl on the dance floor, and ready for whatever blows your skirt up!
- Flouncy and light skirt with smooth drape (no pockets or zippers)
- Hitch up the skirt with removable Skitch
- Shorts feature comfortable stretch lace waistband and hem
- Lined crotch is unpadded for all-day comfort
- Great for cycling around town, or whatever blows your skirt up!
- Skirt: 67% Modal/28% Polyester/5% Spandex; 19-1/2″ length
- 1-1/2″ elastic waistband can be worn high or low on waist
- Dry clean recommended (may be hand washed) Shorts: Polyester or nylon (varies with print) and Spandex
- Hand wash, line dry recommended
- 9″ inseam on M size
- Made in USA
No need to choose between a skirt that works for cycling and a skirt that looks nice at the office or out on the dance floor. The Hitchable Flounce Skirt flutters just above the knees with a smooth drape and a flouncy bit of spunk. When paired with the Wild Ride Bike Shorts, no slip is required. Use the included Skitch to hike up the hem when you can’t resist the urge to allow a peek at what lies beneath. Let the skirt down when you arrive and want to keep your wild side hidden. The skirt features a decorative coconut button on the waistband for securing the Skitch.
My impressions: It took awhile for me to mentally break myself in to the idea of the Bloomers & Skirt combo, however, it is all about the weather! Now that it is warm and sunny out, the Bikie Girl Bloomers & skirt trio set is really a go-to for a comfy, easy, breezy ride. They are now my favorite shorts to pull on any day that you want to wear a skirt to work and naked legs.
The spandex is comfy and is paneled nicely, so that there isn’t a seam right in down the crotch. Also, the lace keeps it from sliding around. Surprisingly, the lace doesn’t rub or itch, either. I wasn’t a huge fan of the skitch, and just preferred to ride with the skirt down. I’d even wear the whole outfit to the office, then bike to yoga after, and strip off the skirt to reveal some sweet leopard print at the yoga studio!
Someone even said to me, as I was getting dressed after yoga class: “Please don’t put that skirt back on, those shorts are amazing!”
So, bike ladies, if you are feeling like a bold commute is in your future, I’d highly recommend you invest in a soft skirt and bloomers for your summer rides. You won’t be disappointed. The high waistline and flattering flouncy skirt looks great with a tank top or fitted dress shirt. If your office is a little on the casual side (read: no skirt suits required) you could pull this off for your 9-5. The price is pricey, but the quality is handmade and handsome for $125 for the set. If that is beyond your price point, try the shorts only for $55.